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Cairo Airport Accessibility

Cairo International Airport is the busiest in Egypt and the second busiest on the continent of Africa. Situated in Heliopolis, where many of the nicest hotels are located, the airport is approximately 10 miles from the center of the city.

Aerial photo of Cairo International Airport, its terminals and runways.

The airport has three terminals, numbered 1, 2 and 3, plus one seasonal satellite terminal, which handles the influx of passengers during the pilgrim season. Terminal 2 was recently reopened after a multi-year renovation project, and it now handles much of the airport’s international traffic, with the exception of StarAlliance airlines.

I have used the Cairo Airport on more than 10 occasions, for both arrivals and departures. My travels to/from Cairo on EgyptAir, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways have given me the opportunity to visit each of the three main terminals. They are each wheelchair accessible, but there are some important points that travelers with disabilities should be made aware of. The airport’s website provides additional information to passengers as well.


Before you plan your journey, be sure to read answers to frequently asked questions in my Wheelchair Users’ Guide to Air Travel. [...]

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